Sarapis holds a vital key to futher revealing secrets of the Stau-Ros pillar. He was a god created in Alexandria, Egypt shortly after 300 BC, from two existing Greek and Egyptian gods. His purpose was to symbolize the synthesis of the two cultures that the new Greek rulers of Egypt hoped would occur.
The name Sarapis, says Higgins, comes from Soros or S-Ros the name given by the Egyptians to a (s)tone coffin, and Apis or Opis, the name given to Osiris (which, as we have already seen, is associated with the soul).29 These two words combined result in Soro-Apis or Sor-Apis, 'the tomb of the bull' or 'the tomb of the soul'.
The mysteries of Sarapis explains why the Egyptians would worship a (s)tone or a coffin in the form of a man, and why Henry Wallace was awaiting a sacred casket. The word Stau-ros is not only the mirror-image of Ros-tau, the name of the Giza plateau, but is also an word play for Tauros or Taurus, the Bull.
In Hebrew, Sarapis is Saraph, meaning 'to blaze out' or 'to blaze up'. As we have seen, the Seraphim class of angels -the flying-serpent healers -- derive their name from this word. It also reminds us of Chiram, and Chamir or Shamir, the 'worm' (serpentsoul) which blazed through the (s)tones used to construct Solomon's Temple.
Among the other meanings suggested for the word Sarapis are: 'The Soul of Osiris' and 'The Sacred Serpent'. In fact, the most common theory regarding the origin of Sarapis is that it is a compound of Osiris and Apis.
There once stood a statue of Sarapis in the famed Sarapeum of Alexandria. The Sarapeum was regarded as one of the wonders of the ancient world. It was named after an earlier famous Sarapeum which once stood in Memphis and which contained a library with over 300,000 volumes. Within the temple was an emerald (s)tatue of Serapis. He was usually shown robed head to foot in heavy draperies.
Underneath the temple of Sarapis destroyed by the Romans was a labryinth. There, says Manly P. Hall, "were found strange mechanical contrivances by the priests in the subterranean crypts and caverns where the nocturnal initiatory rites were celebrated."30 After passing through the ordeals presented by these machines, the initiates found themselves face to face with Sarapis.
What were these strange "mechanical contrivances?" Could one of them have been the Pillar of Osiris, the Tulis or Tula Cross upon which Higgins says Sarapis was crucified?
If it was the True Cross, we know it was not destined to stay there. It had an appointment with destiny in Jerusalem c. 30 AD for the crucifixion of Jesus. The Cross (aka the symbol of AMOR), or its instruction manual, was then destined to journey to Southern France to Cathar country where a bridge to Heaven or AMOR was soon to be built. Before heading to France, however, this device appears to have been transported to Rome.
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